This sumptuous maisonette mansion in the American Express Carriage House appears to have had quite a time of it on the market over the past few years. It was listed earlier this year, merely a year and a half after selling in 2013, and now it’s back with the exact same $18.95 million price tag. That’s nothing if not persistent.
The overlooked parcel in question is a 9,300-square-foot triplex with a 44-foot lap pool and a sauna, among other things. The unit was designed by its former owner Stuart Parr, who christened it the Marble House, presumably for its abundance of, well, marble. Whether prospective buyers will find the pad worthy of $2,038-per-square-foot has yet to be determined, but until then let’s take a moment to gawk at the sheer enormity and extravagance of the space.
Enter the main level of this majestic condo from the building’s elevated lobby. An entrance gallery sets the tone with a striking staircase and Carrara marble floors that extend throughout the entire level. This home is built for entertaining, with a massive sun-drenched living room, an adjacent dining room, a study that opens to the rest of the entertaining space and an enormous chef’s kitchen with a butler’s pantry designed to handle large parties. Guests will also appreciate the two powder rooms and sizable coat closet.
The festivities continue on the lower level where the indoor lap pool awaits, encased in more marble. Additional social magnets include a lounge area, game room, sauna, wine cellar, and screening room.
Upstairs, the sleeping quarters boasts oak herringbone floors and five bedrooms, including an impressive master with a colossal dressing room, a marble clad bathroom, and custom cabinetry. This floor also has a laundry room and storage room.
The American Express Carriage House is a pet-friendly building with an extensive history. Built in 1867, this building has seen everything from duty as a stable for American Express to hosting nightclubbers to its current residential conversion and even more in between. The full-service, red brick prewar building is located right in the heart of Tribeca, close to neighborhood hot spots. This head-turning unit also comes with a private parking space.
Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : Tribeca